If you’re working on improving a form, especially a government one, what advice do you need? In April 2019, I discussed a topic map that might help to answer that question in a webinar for Digital.GOV. To find out moreContinue reading… Discussing a topic map for how to design better a form
In March 2019, I started working mostly with the NHS digital standards and redesign teams on their advice about patterns. This post: gives the background to the work, explains about the draft curriculum for advice about ‘how to design aContinue reading… Draft curriculum for ‘How to Design a Form’
I’ve always really enjoyed reading the ‘UX Insider’ interviews conducted by Damian Rees of experienceux. The one with Tara Land about her work at GDS is a particular favourite. So I felt very honoured when Damian contacted me to allow me toContinue reading… Forms, surveys and the need to be brave: UX Insider interview
This forms workshop was my first opportunity to contribute to ConCon – a conference for content designers from across government. The differing perspectives of content designers working on GOV.UK and those working within services generated lively discussion during my forms workshop and throughout the conference.Continue reading… Forms workshop for ConCon Manchester 2016
Thanks again to the UX people in Melbourne and Sydney who came to our UX Australia workshops on “Designing forms that work”, and to Donna Spencer for organising them. I started us off with an introduction to thinking about forms. FormsContinue reading… Designing forms that work: UX Australia workshop
I have a new favourite form: HMRC’s Pay your self-assessment online. Enjoy! But maybe before you do, you’d like a little explanation? OK, I’ll back up a bit and explain. Making better forms isn’t easy I’m a forms specialist –Continue reading… My new favourite form. Really.
When Tim Paul and I did a session on design patterns at the 2015 Service Design in Government conference in London, we expected to get a lively, interested group of UK central and local government people, and we did. We also metContinue reading… Design patterns aren’t just for government – UX Cambridge 2015
Government forms are usually complex, asking a huge number of questions.What is the best way to group questions to make completing them as easy as possible for people? This blog post for Government Digital Service considers what we’ve learned about form structure fromContinue reading… No more accordions: how to choose a form structure
Jonathan Blum of Entrepreneur Magazine asked me for my thoughts on whether build-it-yourself forms tools can help small businesses. I said: “Not just small firms, but all firms make the mistake of believing that because they have been using a formContinue reading… The form you have or the form you need?
If you look at a form through the eyes of your users then you can learn a lot, very quickly. We tried it recently at a forms studio with Women Who Code London. Don’t look at the form One of theContinue reading… How to look at a form – to learn a lot, quickly